In a non-conference matchup, the 76ers (-218) are favored by 5.5 points over the Grizzlies (+179). The over/under line for the game is currently sitting at 209.5 points.

Philadelphia (35-26) is 7th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Memphis (21-41) is 13th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Southwest Division. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 ET and the game will be televised on NBCS.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +5.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-105 in favor of the 76ers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Maxey finishing with Tyrese Maxey points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Do the Grizzlies Stand a Chance in Philadelphia?

The Grizzlies are 15-31 as the underdog this season and are currently 5.5-point underdogs against the 76ers. As the underdog, Memphis has an average scoring differential of -7.8 points per game.

On the road, the Grizzlies are 18-13 against the spread and have covered the spread in their last two road games. Overall, they are 30-32 ATS for the season.

In terms of their O/U record, Memphis is 28-33-1 for the season. Today’s O/U line of 209.5 is lower than the average of 222.1 points per game in their other games. In 58 of their 62 games, the O/U line has been higher than 209.5.

The Grizzlies are coming off a 106-102 win over the Nets, where they were 9.5-point underdogs. The combined scoring in that game was 208 points, and the O/U line was 206.

Memphis is currently 13th in the Western Conference with a record of 21-41. Against the West, they are 13-28 and 7-7 against other teams in the Southwest Division.

On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging just 106.1 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 108.7 points per game compared to 103.4 at home.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is 11th in the league with 13.4 made threes per game. They are also 5th in three-point attempts. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 34%, which is last in the NBA.

Overall, the Grizzlies are 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game.

The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 10th in the league, allowing an average of 112.6 points per contest. Memphis’ defense is currently forcing 14.2 turnovers per game, which is 27th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.1 rejections per game.

Does Philadelphia Stand a Chance at Home?

Today, the 76ers are favored by 5.5 points against the Grizzlies. This season, Philly has been favored in 41 of their 61 games and has a record of 29-12 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 25-16 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +7.7 points per game.

Philly’s most recent game was a 112-107 loss to the Nets. The O/U line for that game was 212.5, and the 76ers were favored by 1 point. This marked their second straight ATS loss at home.

This season, the average O/U line in 76ers games is 230.6, which is higher than today’s line of 209.5. Philly has an over/under record of 33-28 for the season, and their games have averaged 230.7 points per game.

In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are currently in 7th place with a record of 35-26. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 23-18 and 5-7 against division opponents. Overall, they are 19-13 at home and 16-13 on the road.

At home this season, the 76ers are averaging 117.3 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 117 points per game.

Heading into this game, Philadelphia has outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.1% of their games. In terms of pace, the 76ers are 19th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, Philadelphia is 18th in the NBA at 47%. From three-point range, they are shooting 36%, which is 22nd in the league. However, the 76ers are 1st in free throw attempts and made free throws per game.

On average, the Philadelphia defense is giving up 113.7 points per game (14th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.2% from downtown.